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by Benway
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 1 & Mark 1
Replies: 22
Views: 6569

Re: Galatians 1 & Mark 1

If euthus/eutheos is common in Mark, but its use in Galatians 1 is unusual, then wouldn't that hint that Galatians 1 draws on Mark, rather than the other way around? The verbal echo by itself doesn’t mean much. Some crazy people on this site think that Galatians could have been written after gMark....
by Benway
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Galatians 1 & Mark 1
Replies: 22
Views: 6569

Re: Galatians 1 & Mark 1

If euthus/eutheos is common in Mark, but its use in Galatians 1 is unusual, then wouldn't that hint that Galatians 1 draws on Mark, rather than the other way around?
by Benway
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 2 Corinthians 12 - Paul's friend is Jesus, not himself
Replies: 7
Views: 3877

Re: 2 Corinthians 12 - Paul's friend is Jesus, not himself

A lack of clarity on my part, I think. (I've read Apocalypse of Paul and it's a fine testimony to the text being read that way from a relatively early point, but I'm taking the text as it's own thing.) I've not been clear though. Sorry. The author writing as Paul claims that Paul had visions of the ...
by Benway
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 2 Corinthians 12 - Paul's friend is Jesus, not himself
Replies: 7
Views: 3877

2 Corinthians 12 - Paul's friend is Jesus, not himself

12 I must go on boasting. Though there is nothing to be gained by it, I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 3 And I know that this man wa...
by Benway
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ur-John, a step by step reconstruction
Replies: 5
Views: 5043

Re: Ur-John, a step by step reconstruction

I started doing this myself this week, so this is an interesting read. I rearranged the order even more than you have done, to the extent of having the Genesisesque opening, then the Samaritan woman at the well (minus the parts with the disciples). He spends two days in Sychar, then 'On the third da...
by Benway
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who made "the men as trees" was... ...the DEMIURGE
Replies: 13
Views: 10272

Re: Who made "the men as trees" was... ...the DEMIURGE

It says that the false Eve raped by the Archons (as such, the Eve being " in their clutches" ) is the tree, not the true Eve who saves herself from the Archons. That would mean that the Archons raped a tree. No wonder she was laughing at them. I'll give some thought to the Eden leaves idea about lo...
by Benway
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who made "the men as trees" was... ...the DEMIURGE
Replies: 13
Views: 10272

Re: Who made "the men as trees" was... ...the DEMIURGE

In the Hypostasis of Archons, when the true Eve was obliged to clone herself in a false Eve in the form of a tree to make the latter "Eve" (and not the true Eve) raped by the Archons, also there the "tree" allegorizes the carnal defiled nature of a humanity fallen pray of demiurgical forces. A "Chr...
by Benway
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The best proof of the existence of someone as Marcion
Replies: 2
Views: 5021

Re: The best proof of the existence of someone as Marcion

Literally anybody who appreciated good writing? The inclusion of any of the badly written or controversial interpolations would be a better argument for the need of an authority figure to enforce their inclusion than a chapter which people would accept anyway. In any case, the evidence that Marcion ...
by Benway
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 10300

Re: Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?

That's a pretty graphic mother metaphor in which the Corinthians are babies being breast fed by the writer. That's a pretty odd thing for Paul or any man to think of writing, isn't it? Isaiah attributes maternal qualities to God somewhere (working from memory here). Also, Jesus compares himself to ...
by Benway
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?
Replies: 11
Views: 10300

Re: Did Paul write any of 1 Corinthians 5?

I do think that chapters 1-4 of 1 Corinthians represent a separate letter which has been made to appear a part of the larger whole. I don't think it was written by Paul. Much of it speaks of Paul in the third person, it places Paul in equal status to Apollos and also includes this: 1 But I, brothers...